audiphone

[aw-duh-fohn]
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve.

Nearby words

  1. audiophile,
  2. audiotape,
  3. audiotypist,
  4. audiovisual,
  5. audiovisual aids,
  6. audit,
  7. audit bureau of circulation,
  8. audit trail,
  9. auditing,
  10. audition

Origin of audiphone

1875–80, Americanism; audi(o)- + -phone, modeled on telephone

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British Dictionary definitions for audiphone

audiphone

noun

a type of hearing aid consisting of a diaphragm that, when placed against the upper teeth, conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear
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